09-25-2014 When I bought my first single lens reflex (SLR) camera in 1974, it came with a 50mm lens. This lens was often referred to as a "normal" lens because its focal length closely mimics the field of view of the human eye. Lenses with a focal length shorter than 35mm were considered "wide … Continue reading Olympus 25mm lens: the new Normal
11-19-2012 I recently wrapped up a couple of editorial assignments that required lip-smacking images of food. When I approach food photography, I lean towards large simple lighting, clean backgrounds and authentic food appearances. This last point is important to me. I don't change the food once the chef has handed it off for two … Continue reading Fast Food – Food Photography on the Run
08-29-2011 Both of my sons were married this month; their weddings were actually 13 days apart. It has been a whirlwind of planning, excitement, chaos and pure joy. At one point, I nicknamed August as "Two Weddings and a Funeral," with the joke that these two events would likely knock somebody off. Fortunately, we all … Continue reading Two Weddings and No Funeral
12-19-2010 It seems like the holiday rush is all around. Even with the economy as bad as it has ever been, the stores are crowded, the roads are jammed and people are still shopping. The above image was taken in 1/5 second... a lot can happen in that brief instant. But for this person, it … Continue reading Shop til you drop!
09-25-2009 I rode Amtrak to San Francisco to visit Kenny yesterday. It is a much better way to get to The City than driving. Instead of grinding it out in traffic, I was able to enjoy my coffee, read a book, listen to music, and watch the world pass by my window. The train travels … Continue reading All aboard
08-06-2009 I usually carry a camera with me whenever I leave the house. I mean, if a UFO landed in front of you and aliens walked out, what's the one thing you'd wish you had with you? Sometimes I don't feel like I see anything worth capturing - and I realize it is more about my … Continue reading Looking Up
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